Feb 17, 2013 10:00am EST
? that's how our country, our economy is strongest when a thriving, rising middle class is the engine for growth in this country. that's exactly what we want to do. when you look at sequester the impact on middle class families, what's it going to be, teachers in schools, 13,000 schools -- 13,000 teachers are going to be hit, 6,000 schools. if you look at mental health, if you look at food inspections and you've already heard the devastating list of horribles that the pentagon has said are going to be out there. so the question is, on top of all those things that you just talked about is what is the impact on the middle class? so the question the president is asking is why don't we take a step back, let's fix this in a kind of balanced way the president has proposed and the senate democrats have proposed with a reasonable amount of spending cuts and a reasonable amount of revenue raisers so that we can get this thing done and move on to the business of the country. >> but help me understand because we have a budget. this is -- look at exactly what this is. $85 billion this year out of
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
are reportedly talking about a merger. office max and office depot have been hit hard by the economy -- as well as rivals. burger king is not loving this. the twitter account was attacked yesterday. for a while, the name and logo both changed to mcdonald's and the message said burger king had been sold because the war had flopped. that is america's money. >> welcome back. 6:25 right now -- and we are finding out allegany public schools on a two-hour delay. you can always find updates that wjla.com. russian authorities want to know what led to the death of a young boy adopted by a texas family. >> russian investigators say the 3-year-old was abused and murdered by his adoptive mother back in january. texas authorities say they are investigating the claims but no one has been arrested so far. this comes weeks after russia announced it was banning all american adoptions in retaliation for a new u.s. law targeting a legit human rights violators in russia. royal family watches may get their first official look at the dutchess of cambridge's baby bump later today. >> kate middleton has not made a pub
Feb 19, 2013 5:00am EST
the sequester would have a damaging impact on the maryland economy. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is also warning about the effects of the sequester. he has written to president obama, asking him to keep his campaign pledge to avert automatic spending cuts. he says virginia wind field the canucks more than any other state because of its heavy concentration of military assets. >> a top arlington county official plans to cut 50 county positions. the county manager barbara van dahlen says the cuts would reduce costs. -- barbara donnelon. some people may be moved to other vacant jobs. >> authorities say 37-year-old mindy mccready apparently shot herself on the front porch of her arkansas home. singer had several hits in the late 90's before personal problems, including a customer disputes -- in custody dispute. >> looking at the trayvon martin shooting. the wife of defendant george zimmerman is expected in court today in florida. shellie zimmerman is trying to have her perjury case dismissed. she was served after testifying in april at a bond hearing for our husband. she said they were broke.